Posts from December 2013

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God answered my prayer

by Mark Paul

I went on a 3 week partial fast during January 2013.   I needed to sell my house and whilst fasting, I asked God to please send a buyer.  An offer had been made by a lady in September 2012, but I did not accept it. The same lady came back to look at the […]

God does the ‘unheard of’

by Mark Paul

I would like to testify to the faithfulness of our Lord and Saviour and to the Eastside Body of Christ. At the end of November 2011 we sold our home. Mid January of the following year we started to find a new home. Friends recommended we go and have a look at a repossessed property […]

And then there was a baby…

by Mark Paul

2013 has been a tremendous blessing to me and my family in so many ways that it hard to condense into only a few sentances. There have been big things and small things…you know that continuous stream of blessings from God that we call “co-incidents”. It is probably the small things that impress me most […]

Overwhelming grace

by Mark Paul

A few words can’t nearly describe the overwhelming grace I’ve experienced this year I shall try. God had done AMAZING things in my life from before I was even born or thought of. In 2013 His love for me was just confirmed and highlighted.So much has happened this year things that are beyond what I […]

An incredible gift

by Mark Paul

2 years ago I moved into a new house and my finances started to become a bit stretched. God put it in my heart that I should sell my car and get one of those R699 deals. Needless to say I fought against this as I was at that time driving a 2l Ford focus […]

Thank you Eastside

by Mark Paul

I would like to thank you all at Eastside. I know the Lord is there because you are so friendly to me and I love to help with the children  I found kindness, loving friends and most of all my Lord is there waiting for me every sunday. Maggie

God is good despite…

by Mark Paul

The year 2013 began with a mighty bang with the sudden death of my husband on the 29th December 2012, only two years after losing my eldest son to cancer and six months after my youngest son went for an operation to change from a male to a female. Thank goodness I had the loving Lord Jesus to […]

God works through strangers in far off lands

by Mark Paul

Last Sunday I awoke to find a prayer request from a close friend whose 18 year old daughter had been robbed in Thailand. She had one more night’s accomodation and was meant to fly home on Monday, but was now abandoned at the bus from Phi Phi island. By monday she would then be out […]

Lorraine Green’s testimony

by Mark Paul

I praise the Lord for all his mercies through this past year of transition to a new job, a new land, and a new home.  A random encounter with Jurg Van Dyk in Mozambique seven months ago opened the door for me to eventually be a part of Eastside Community Church.  No matter where I […]

God’s goodness is ‘short and sweet’

by Mark Paul

Mine is short and sweet.  Had nothing, divorced, lost, retrenched, miserable, both parents passed away. Turned to God.  Got amazing job, amazing man and just keep being blessed.  Never been happier and owe it all to the God. Didnt have to sell my lovely home.  Found job eventually wasn’t too happy.  Asked for exactly R7000 […]